I love hearing my girls laugh. To me it is the best sound in the world. There is no way you can not have a smile on your face when you hear a child burst into laughter. My four year old and I were watching Princess and the Frog. One of her all time favorite movies. She adores Lewis the alligator. She even has a stuffed one.
There is a part when he appears and he is playing his trumpet and dancing. Nothing particularly funny about it, but something struck a cord with Caroline and she burst out laughing. I have said before she has the best laugh. It is so contagious. So, then I giggled and well that was it. She started laughing so hard, then she toots (our word for passing gas). I said, "please say excuse me." She was laughing so hard she nearly fell off the sofa. Then she kept "tooting" because she was laughing so much. My face hurt from smiling. She was cracking me up. I know it is not the most polite act, although she does normally say "pardon me." Ahhh...but it was good to laugh so hard my stomach ached.
What is the funniest thing your child has done or what situation has made you burst out laughing? I feel like there are so many that have happened. I used to keep a book, a diary of sorts for my girls. I would write down funny expressions they said or different things they did. I kept it with their baby books and figured it would be a fun momento when they are older. It could be good blackmail for my husband and I too :-) I really need to get back into recording their happenings. They just grow up way too quickly.
What is it about laughter? It is so hard not to laugh when something is funny even if the timing is not right. It seems like there is always an occassion when we should not be laughing and I will think about something and it takes every fiber of my being to not burst open. My husband has a great laugh too, maybe that is where Caroline gets it from? I love watching him laugh. When he really gets into it, his whole body will shake with laughter. Then of course he has our whole house cracking up.
My 7 year old loves to tell jokes. Some are actually very funny. She is pretty darn clever. She makes her sisters laugh all the time. They all make each other laugh on a daily basis which is so much fun. I love the days when we have a house full of laughter. Beats a temper tantrum any day!
Carry laughter with you wherever you go. ~ Hugh Sidey
Hi I'm Jen, married to my best friend for 15 1/2 years and a Mom to 3 beautiful, energetic girls. This blog is about life, learning to live with Grace and Girls Raised In The South (GRITS). Thanks for spending some time in my small part of the world! I hope you find a story you can relate to and you'll want to come back!
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